2022 Jeep Compass Will Arrive in North America this Fall

2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The 2022 Jeep Compass is arriving at dealerships in North America this fall and will be offered in five different trim levels with a slew of new technological and performance upgrades over the previous iteration. Jeep calls it the most technologically advanced Compass thus far, with a new modern-looking interior, advanced safety and security updates, and semi-autonomous driving capabilities.

“The new 2022 Jeep Compass ushers in new levels of comfort and functionality, with premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. A stunning new interior design and the addition of several standard advanced safety features make it even more desirable in the compact SUV segment,” said Jim Morrison Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “Sophisticated and well-equipped, the Compass stays true to its benchmark 4×4 capability and on-road dynamics, but with even more refinement and precision. It also boasts a host of new attributes and innovative technologies designed to keep consumers connected and make their lives easier.”

The new Compass features two intelligent four-wheel-drive systems, a class-exclusive disconnecting rear axel, and a power transfer unit (PTU) which all conspire to deliver improved fuel economy and off-highway capability. The PTU enables Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low, two intelligent four-wheel-drive modes, to transfer up to 100 percent of power output to the vehicle’s rear wheels. Additionally, in Active Drive Low, users can take advantage of the 20:1 low-range gear ratio for crawling through more technical terrain.

Given the fact that the 2022 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV, most owners will be looking for a balance of pavement-based performance and driving comfort as well. On this front, upgraded technological improvements and an interior makeover aim to deliver comfort and confidence no matter where drivers take this vehicle.

“When designing the 2022 Jeep Compass interior, we aspired to breathe new life into all aspects of the vehicle, including shapes, surfaces, and textures, to make it feel spacious and luxurious. The result is a modern, sophisticated environment with signature Jeep design elements, high-quality materials, and state-of-the-art technology,” said Chris Benjamin, Director of Interior Design, North America. “Our goal was to raise consumer expectations of what a compact SUV interior should look and feel like.”

Those aforementioned improvements include many material and design updates to the instrument cluster and finishes of the Compass. But perhaps more important than the slick-looking interior, 75 safety and security features aim to improve driver confidence. These features include:

Highway AssistDriving Mode (on High Altitude, Trailhawk, and Limited models)

Traffic Sign Recognition (on High Altitude, Trailhawk, and Limited models)

Pedestrian/Cyclist Automatic Emergency Braking (standard on all trim levels)

Surround View Camera (available on Latitude and above trims)

Parallel and Perpendicular Parking Assist (on High Altitude, Trailhawk, and Limited models).

The 2022 Jeep Compass is outfitted with the most current Uconnect 5 infotainment system offering an intuitive user experience that operates up to five times faster than Uconnect 4. Uconnect 5 features a standard 8.4 or 1o-inch (depending on vehicle trim) touch screen, five user profiles, simultaneous Bluetooth connection for two phones, TomTom navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot that can provide internet connectivity for up to eight devices.

Rounding out the 2022 Jeep Compass are a 2.4-liter 16-valve Tigershark I-4 4-cylinder engine, and a nine- or six-speed automatic transmission, the latter available in the Sport and Latitude 4×2 models. The Tigershark I-4 generates 177 horsepower and 172 foot-pounds of torque which translates to a 2,000-pound towing capacity (on 4×4 models).

 

Learn more about the 2022 Jeep Compass.

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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.